Senior Services

The Municipal Agent for the Elderly is
Roberta Dougherty (860-742-7305 x5) or assistantassessor@andoverct.org.

Fax number:  860-742-7535

The Municipal Agent for the Elderly is available to help the seniors of Andover with information, and referrals to local, state, and federal programs that are available to them such as; ConnPACE, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, heating oil assistance, and renters rebate.

Click here for information on elderly and or disabled tax relief programs

FOOD PANTRY:

Andover Food Pantry PANTRY & FOODSHARE

In partnership with our town’s volunteer Andover Emergency Management CERT team.

APRIL SCHEDULE:

Mobile Foodshare Truck @ 9:00 to 9:30 A.M.

Andover Elementary School parking lot

17 School Road

4/1, 4/15, 4/29

Food Pantry @ 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.

First Congregational Church parking lot

359 Route 6

4/8, 4/22

*The pantry is now following a ‘Grab-n-Go’ distribution system. Please follow directions from the CERT team.

 

HOW IT WORKS:
-At arrival, each guest receives instructions from the CERT Team on where to park and when to get out of their car.
-When each guests is instructed, they may then approach the tables. ONE GUEST AT A TIME.
-Each pantry guest will be directed to grab 2 bags, one from EACH table and a block of cheese. Please note each guest is getting all the same items.
-NO guests will be entering the pantry.
PLEASE BE SURE TO KEEP AT LEAST 6 FEET OF DISTANCE FROM ALL CERT TEAM MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS.
We appreciate your understanding at this time. We have found this model to have the best social distancing. Hopefully soon we will go back to the old pantry format.

 

NOTE TO RESIDENTS: 

Winter weather has arrived!  Salted sand is available to residents at the Andover Town Garage at 12 Long Hill Road. *Please bring your own bucket.

 

SENIOR CENTER:

The Senior Center is located at the Town Hall Community Room, 17 School Road

For Senior Services, Contact Andover Senior Coordinator Cathy Palazzi – 860-916-6122

For “Young at Heart” Information, contact: Judy Knox – 860-643-6824

 

SENIOR TRANSPORTATION:

Call the Town Hall to schedule on Mondays between 9-10am at 860-742-0188 

For medical transportation, please call Cathy Palazzi at 860-916-6122

ANDOVER SENIOR TRANSPORTATION MISSION STATEMENT

ANDOVER SENIOR TRANSPORTATION BYLAWS

Notifying the Public of Rights under Title VI – Town of Andover Senior Transportation

The Town of Andover Senior Transportation operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the Town of Andover Senior Transportation.

  • For more information on the Town of Andover Senior Transportation civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 860-742-7305; jmaguire@andoverct.org or visit our Town Administrator’s office at 17 School Road, Andover, CT. 06232.
  • A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Connecticut Department of Transportation by filing a complaint with the Office of Contract Compliance, Attention: Title VI Coordinator, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111
  • If information is needed in another language, please contact 860-916–6122.
  • Si se necesita informacion en contacto espanol: 860-916-6122
  • Jesli jest potrzebna informocjo w jezyku polskim, prosze dznonic olo Krystyny 860-498-1318. Prosze poczekoaj ja zaraz oldzwonia.

Town of Andover Title VI Complaint Form Template _1_

Town of Andover Title VI Complaint Procedure_

SENIOR ACTIVITIES MONTHLY SCHEDULE:

‘Silver Lining’ Young at Heart Calendar – March & April 2020

Andover seniors will visit the Burton Leavit Theater in Willimantic on Sun., Apr. 5, for the Windham Theater Guild’s performance of the comedy Calendar Girls. Cost is $7, due Feb. 21. Pickup at the Old Firehouse parking lot on Center St. is at 1 p.m. Return is approximately 4:30 p.m. Call trip coordinator Georgia O’Brien at 860 742-9947 to make your reservation. The trip is open to any Andover senior.

 

Movies at the Firehouse…

Starting back up on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m., at the Firehouse on School Rd. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Sue Schmidt at 860-646-3526 for parking directions. Seniors needing a ride can call Cathy Palazzi at 860-916-6122, or the town hall on Mondays between 9-10 a.m., at 860-742-0188 the week the movie is being shown.  Attendees generally bring a snack to share and their own drinks.  The movies are free. Suggestions for future movies are welcome.

March 11 – 1:00  – Narnia – PG – 2 hours 15 minutes – C.S.Lewis Adventure, Edmund, Susan and Peter, four siblings who find the world through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of hide and seek at the country estate of a mysterious professor.

April 8 & 22 – 1:00 – My Fair Lady Part 1 and Part 2 – G – 3 hours – Audry Hepburn and Rex Harrison – Henry Higgins, a phoeneticist who wages he can tutor a cockney flower girl Eliza to be a dutchess.

May 13 – 1:00  – Crocodile Dundee I – PG13 – 97 minutes – Paul Hogan & Linda Kozlowski, Michael a free spirited  crock hunting Australian follows a beautiful reporter to New York and shakes up the Big Apple.

June 10 – 1:00  – Crocodile Dundee II – PG – 111 minutes – Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski, Mike and the new girl friend are targeted by a gang of ruthless drug dealers, he leads the big city hoodlums back to the Australian outback.

June 24 – 1:00  – Crocodile Dundee in LA – PG – 94 minutes – Mike suspects foul plat at a movie studio and uses his Outback smarts to bring the bad guys to justice.

 

SENIOR ACTIVITIES WEEKLY SCHEDULE:

MONDAYS

10:30am-12pm Wii & Exercise in the Town Hall Community Room

TUESDAYS

Starting at 8:30 A.M. Shopping in Manchester or Willimantic. Call Cathy Palazzi at 860-916-6122 to schedule.

WEDNESDAYS

9:00 A.M. Senior Food Pantry at the First Congregational Church. *Every other Wednesday (starting 1/29/20)

9:00 A.M. Mobile Foodshare Truck at the First Congregational Church. *Every other Wednesday (starting 1/22/20). Holidays affect the schedule. http://site.foodshare.org/site/PageServer?pagename=2017_food_mobile

12:30 P.M. Young at Heart in the Town Hall Community Room. Celebrate birthdays, entertainment, bingo! *First and Third Wednesday of each month (starting 1.22.20)

1:00 P.M. Movies in the Firehouse. *see monthly calendar for rotating schedule.

1:00 P.M. Senior Transportation Meeting in the Town Hall Community Room. *4th Wednesday of each month 

THURSDAYS

10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Knitting/Crocheting in the Town Hall Community Room

FRIDAYS

9-10:30am Wii & Exercise in the Town Hall Community Room

12:00 P.M. Senior Luncheon at Andover Pizza